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in it, educate themselves better for it i try hard to make the book the festival. i have policy recommendations. >> where did it all start for you. ? where is your birth town? >> kansas. there is a symmetry with my personality. >> when did you know you would be an independent person? >> i think i have always been. i grew up in southeast kansas. independence is a small town. people always had to be a bit scrappy. the roads have improved a little bit since i have moved away. it is somewhat reflective of where i grew up. my parents were depression-era kids. they were very poor. they had a lot of strength. it is probably a personality trait i have had throughout my life. >> where did you go to college? >> cambridge university. a product of public schools all the way through. a public-school education served me well. it saddens me because i think it is basic to what america is about to give everybody a basic shot and have an opportunity. it starts with public education. christ, and the total years have you worked in government? >> a lot. since 1981, really. i was a civil rights attor
, i was a single mom with a ninth grade education when i started. i started with a ged. over the last 20 years, because i made a great decision to drop out of school, i spent 20 years trying to catch up and go back to school. now i have two master degrees. it was the hard way. >> why did you run away from home? >> i thought i knew everything. i was failing school because i had been skipping school. i thought i was in love. i wanted to get married. and i got pregnant. >> when did you live at that time when you got married? >> a small apartment outside washington d.c. >> what happened with your relationship with your parents? >> my mom. she is the sole reason i am where i am today. she was devastated. she was a wonderful mother. she did everything she could write. >> is she alive? >> yes. she lives with me now and i take care of her. she was wonderful. she stood by me when i got divorced and i moved back home. my mother had very little money. we were poor growing up. she took me and my son back in. what little she had, she shared with us. she helped me raise my son. she helped me get my
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